Category: Cardinal Directions


  • Lauren Lutz: Making a Career Change

    Lauren Lutz earned her B.A. in English Studies in 2014. While she was a student, she worked in the Writing Center, edited the Digital Literature Review, and served as a #bsuenglish social media manager. Upon graduation, she embarked on a career in marketing in the Cincinnati area, working for Cleriti, Everything but the House, and the American Sign […]

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  • Bex McNair: Youth Programer Extraordinaire

    Bex McNair is a youth programming specialist at the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, where they connect with tweens and teens over podcast clubs, zine programs, gardens, and board games. Combining a professional interest in youth empowerment through “maker culture” with a background in collaborative storytelling, Bex strives to connect youth in their community […]

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  • Levi Todd: Bettering the Community through ALSO

    Levi Todd graduated from Ball State’s English Department, where they majored in English Studies and minored in Spanish. They now work as Youth Programs Coordinator at Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO), a Chicago nonprofit working to prevent and respond to community and domestic violence. See how they use their English degree to support nonprofit […]

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  • The Power of Language : Angela Tomasello

    Angela Tomasello graduated from Cleveland State University in 2016 with a B.A. in Linguistics. Two years later in 2018, Tomasello graduated from Ball State University with an M. A. in Linguistics. Following her Master’s degree, Tomasello worked as a secondary English teacher through the Peace Corps in Moldova, an Eastern European country, where she displayed […]

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  • Cody DeHaven: Teaching Process, Not Just Content

    Cody DeHaven graduated from Ball State’s English Department, where he majored in English Language and Literature. He now works for Western School Corporation as a high school English teacher. See how he used his English degree to go from teaching music to teaching junior high, to finally landing on teaching high school English.  What does […]

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